WFC Earthrise Commander Class Sky lynx

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  1. iacon45

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    Just opened my Sky Lynx and I couldn't be happier. I only spent a short time transforming him into his separate components then put him together in his combined mode. I didn't bother with base mode...yet.

    Most of the joints seem good on mine except the left wing joint is loose unless fully positioned up like manual or down in his shuttle mode. The only thing I actually didn't really like was the effects parts. They seemed a little cheaper and the larger effect doesn't hold together. But I'm sure I'll find a use for each of them separately.

    9 out of 10.
     
  2. ziltama

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    The early preview pics showed Sky Lynx using Jetfire type effects, but he ended up with unpainted and different colored version of Omega Supreme's blast effects instead. OS type makes more sense for the shuttle thrusters, but the Jetfire type would've worked better for everything else.

    Strangely enough, Sky Lynx received more blast effects than Scorponok (7 vs 3).
     
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    Man, what can I say about Earthrise Sky Lynx? I love the individual beast modes, combined mode, and space shuttle/transporter modes. Definitely puts Combiner Wars SL to shame.
     
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    Opened up his thigh joints to Future them up a little so now they're solid and sturdy and his bird mode can stand upright just fine. A bit of a chore but worth it.
     
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    CW SL was just a 10 y/o kid dressing up as the hulk for halloween. Not the actual hulk. I thought we all knew that. =p
     
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    I thought it was Sky Lynx's awkward teenager phase. He had thise golden triangle pimples and everything
     
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    Anyone having trouble getting the panel with the thrusters on the shuttle to stay in?
     
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    yes..but its not that bad. it still stays closed but there is a small gap. I havent dug into it. I was busy futureing his bird legs, which is now perfect.
     
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    Accessories make the the bird. Skylynx covers his vulnerable neck with shields. Accessorize with other cybertronians!
     
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    How do you click the two main pieces together so they stay?
     
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    Try lining up the cat butt rear tab with the port at the back of the shuttle, inserting the rear tab into the slot with the shuttle nose pointing diagonally up about 33° in relation to the top of the Lynx section, then whilst pushing forwards rock the nose down to latch the shuttle onto the front clip. Seems to be easier and take way less force to do it that way, at least that's been the case so far with my copy.
     
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    I think I've been really lucky with my copy. He's been relatively easy to connect the shuttle and carrier, the wings are pretty decently tight, all legs ratchet well, and even his bird legs have good tightness and I was able to pose the bird pretty easily out of the box.
     
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    I'm so freaking excited I get my Sky Lynx today from Pulse via FedEx. I'm just anxious about getting it later today.
     
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    So glad I didn't buy the 3rd party MP version, this one is all the Skylynx I need. Perfect update to the G1 with the added base mode.

    Someone could even add the motorized rolling function back by removing the belly ramp and sticking a motor box with wheels in there. Replace the ramp with a redesigned one with slots for the wheels.
     
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    So I got my Sky Lynx and he's EVERYTHING that I ever thought he should be and feel like in terms of plastic. I'm REALLY happy with now owning this figure. I even got my other BIG purchase of the year in the form of the MIGHTY Scorponok and just so awesome. So having these 2 big purchase of the year i feel like i just had Christmas this year.
     
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    I just finally got a Skylynx figure and for the life of me, I cannot connect the shuttle to the lynx brick no matter what i do. the back connector is just trash that refuses to clamp onto the back part of the shuttle bottom. the front connects just fine. but what's the point of the back can't clamp properly. it just dangles loosely off of the brick base.

    clicking the wings onto the shuttle body is also a massive pain in the ass. I did it after an hour of struggling, but had to use all of my muscle and force them to do so. Felt like trying to crush a coconut just to make them peg together. lame. It just shouldn't have to take so much skull crushing force to do so.




    Edit: How strange, I angled it a certain way and i heard something click as if something broke then clipped the front on and now it's holding together just fine. Weird.
     
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    It's because the red wing tabs, and the rear body locking tab are designed to clip with an arcing/flap motion, it's all about angling and rocking 'em on.
     
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    Well... in any case, he looks great now.

    Gonna be honest though, for a dragon, those wings are way too small to me. Especially for Dragon wings. :lol 

    Still...no regrets on getting him/them.

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    Helps polish off a nice spaceport
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